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Local CBS Staff Join Hollywood Celebs in 'The Dream Lives On' Boston Pops Tribute to Kennedys

Less than an hour before CBS's Craig Ferguson-hosted 10 PM EDT "Boston Pops Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular" national broadcast on Sunday night, local anchors Jack Williams and Lisa Hughes ...

USA Today Spins Liberal Lincoln Chafee as a 'Centrist' and a 'Moderate'

According to USA Today's Susan Page, Lincoln Chafee, a Republican who left the party and voted for Barack Obama in 2008, is simply a "moderate." A cover story for Tuesday's print edition of the ...

Contessa Brewer: MSNBC Audition Like 'Marine Corps Obstacle Course;' Whines About Guests 'With An Agenda'

In an interview on MediaBistro.com's 'Media Beat,' MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer told TVNewser editor Kevin Allocca about the cable network's high standards in its audition process: "...it's got to ...

On Independence Day, CBS Frets Congress Becoming 'Paralyzed' Over 'Fear of the Deficit'

West coast viewers got to see a July 4 CBS Evening News interim "report card" on Congress's performance so far. Under the headline of "unfinished business," correspondent Wyatt Andrews and his ...

Fact Checking ABC's This Week: Most 'False' Statements Uttered by Democrats

Back in April, as ABC's Jake Tapper took over as interim host of This Week, the show asked the fact-checkers at PolitiFact to evaluate the truthfulness of statements made on the show. The results ...

Calls to 'Rein in the Federal Government' Are 'Not Very Rational,' Al Hunt Declares on ABC

"The side that talks about the need to rein in the federal government" is "not very rational," yet "is winning" the debate over whether to pass another "stimulus" bill, Al Hunt regretted on ...

George Stephanopoulos Lashes Out at Republican Carly Fiorina: Are You Running for the Wrong Job?

Former Democratic operative George Stephanopoulos on Thursday attacked Republican Carly Fiorina for opposing the current unemployment plan in the Senate. The Good Morning America host derided, ...

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Slams Boehner Work Ethic, Lauded Obama's Golfing as Trips to 'Happy Places'

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Thursday slammed John Boehner's work ethic, chiding the House Minority Leader for going to bars. This verbal assault came just ten days after the Morning Joe host ...

CBS's Chip Reid Rails Against Failure to Extend Unemployment Benefits: 'Senate Republicans Are to Blame'

CBS's Chip Reid on Thursday railed against the Senate for failing to extend unemployment benefits. The Evening News reporter opined, "So who's fault is that? On the surface, it appears Senate ...

CBS 'Early Show' Follows ABC's Lead, Touts Kagan's SNL-Worthy Humor

During the 'Early Wrap' segment on Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith discussed the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan with a panel of media pundits: "The almost ...
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